The hurricane is taking dead-smack aim at New Orleans, our favorite city in the United States. Yes, there's often an evil, fetid smell in the French Quarter, and yes, it's far too easy to party far too hard while visiting NOLA. Reasons enough to love the place.
Unless the storm weakens, by this time on Monday we'll either be greatly relieved that the storm turned, or we'll be mourning the loss of a place that used to be. Let's hope it's not the latter.